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dc.contributorShawky, S.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T09:13:14Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T09:13:14Z
dc.date.issued2010EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/06/16_6_2010_0663_0670.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117936
dc.description663-670EN
dc.description.abstractThe current health insurance system in Egypt targets the productive population through an employment-based scheme bounded by a cost ceiling and focusing on curative care. Egypt Social Contract Survey data from 2005 were used to evaluate the impact of the employment-based scheme on health system accessibility and financing. Only 22.8% of the population in the productive age range [‎19-59 years]‎ benefited from any health insurance scheme. The employment-based scheme covered 39.3% of the working population and was skewed towards urban areas, older people, females and the wealthier. It did not increase service utilization, but reduced out-of-pocket expenditure. Egypt should blend all health insurance schemes and adopt an innovative approach to reach universal coverageEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (‎6)‎, 663-670, 2010EN
dc.subjectHealth Benefit Plans, EmployeeEN
dc.subjectHealth ServicesEN
dc.subjectHealth ServicesEN
dc.subject.meshInsurance, HealthEN
dc.titleCould the employment-based targeting approach serve Egypt in moving towards a social health insurance model?EN


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